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Sydney cocktail bar Beta has won the title of Best Bar, Australia & Pacific in the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

Now in their ninth year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards recognise excellence in the design of food and beverage spaces globally. The winners were announced at a ceremony in London on 5 October.

Beta occupies the first floor of the historic Hellenic Club building in Castlereagh Street, above Alpha restaurant, and includes a cocktail bar and event space.

The interior, by DS17’s Paul Papadopoulos, blends contemporary design with the natural beauty of the original Victorian building.

Furniture by Italian-Danish design brand GamFratesi is a highlight of the space, contrasting with the exposed bricks and high arches of the structure.

Acclaimed London product and interior designer Lee Broom has created a striking polished brass pendant light fitting, as well as unique glassware using repurposed crystal bowls bonded to Carrara marble bases.

Arthur Balayannis, CEO of The Hellenic Club, says the teams at Beta Bar and Alpha are delighted with the award.

“DS17’s design for Beta is absolutely stunning and we always knew we were creating something pretty special,” says Balayannis. “Now the rest of the design world knows that too.”


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